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For God and Country

 
 
For God and Country Niagara University Veterans' Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
1. For God and Country Niagara University Veterans' Memorial
A wide view of the memorial, including the five plaques on the wall of Dunleavy Hall and the statue.
Inscription.
Throughout its history,
Niagara has prepared its
graduates in peace and war
for service to America. From the
Civil War to both World Wars
and Vietnam, its men and women
have served with distinction.

This monument commemorates
those who served in all
branches of the military.
During the Korean War;
in particular those reserve
officer training corps
graduates who became front
line infantry leaders.

 
Erected by Niagara University.
 
Location. 43° 8.272′ N, 79° 2.194′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of Campus Drive and Varsity Drive, on the left when traveling east on Campus Drive. Click for map. Five plaques of the memorial, ordered left to right on this panel, are on the south exterior wall of Dunleavy Hall. The Colonel Donovan Swanton plaque is on a stone to the right of the plaques. The killed in action plaque is in front of the infantryman statue. The memorial is on the grounds of Niagara University. Campus Drive is closed to vehicular traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara University NY 14109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
For God and Country Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
2. For God and Country Plaque
. Dunleavy Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); O'Shea Hall (1967), Seton Hall (1970) (within shouting distance of this marker); Varsity Village (1939), Timon Hall (1952) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Seminary of Our Lady of Angels (about 600 feet away); St. Vincent's Hall (about 600 feet away); Alumni Hall / Chapel (about 600 feet away); Bailo Hall (1992) (about 800 feet away); Clet Hall, Marillac Hall, Laboure Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Niagara University is in the Town of Lewiston but has its own zip code.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, Vietnam
 
Korean War Service Classes 1941 - 1950 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
3. Korean War Service Classes 1941 - 1950
Korean War Service Class 1951 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
4. Korean War Service Class 1951
Korean War Service Classes 1952 - 1960 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
5. Korean War Service Classes 1952 - 1960
Vietnam War Era 1961 - 1975 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
6. Vietnam War Era 1961 - 1975
"This plaque commemorates the military service of those graduates of the Class of 1961 who answered the nation's call to duty during the Vietnam War Era. Dedicated by the members of the Class of 1961 on the occasion of their 50th reunion. Lest we forget."
Colonel Donovan Swanton 1891 - 1976 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
7. Colonel Donovan Swanton 1891 - 1976
"A gentleman and an inspirational leader, Colonel Swanton was responsible for the military training received by Niagara University students from 1946 through 1951."
Pro Deo Et Patria image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
8. Pro Deo Et Patria
"They paid the price. Killed in action"
For God and Country Memorial - Westward View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
9. For God and Country Memorial - Westward View
Killed in action plaque at statue; For God and Country plaque at right on wall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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